linkedin.com – The number of corporate accelerators is on the rise. More and more large corporations are investing, directly or indirectly, in the establishment of accelerator programs. Orange Fab, Microsoft Ventures, Hub: Raum and Wayra are just few examples of a wider trend that has been shaping the industry in the last years.
But the questions are: Why are they doing so? And which are the best practices for the implementation of a successful acceleration program within a corporate environment?
To answer them, we combined on one hand qualitative data gathered from interviews with 4 startups and 9 different companies that recently launched an accelerator program and on the other hand quantitative data from a panel of 102 accelerators worldwide.
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